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    The Associate Director for Patient Care Services (ADPCS) is the top executive for Nursing at the Mann-Grandstaff VA and its associated community-based outpatient clinics. The ADPCS is a key member of the Executive Leadership Team which includes the Medical Center Director, Chief of Staff and the Associate Director. The incumbent is responsible for establishing standards of nursing practice and ensuring continuous and timely availability of quality nursing services.

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    Responsibilities

    The ADPCS is responsible for the practice of nursing 24/7 by registered nurses, advance practice nurses, and allied health staff (LPNs, NAs, etc.) regardless of line authority. The incumbent articulates the mission, vision and values of the Medical Center. Embodies the highest professional nursing standards in serving as the Nurse Executive. Advocates for a strong nursing professional role and identity be articulation and promoting philosophy, mission, and vision of professional nursing, as well as sound nursing education programs.

    The ADPCS exercises final authority and approval over nursing job descriptions, nursing care policies and procedures; nursing standards of patient care, treatment, and services; standards of nursing practice; nurse staffing plans; and standards to measure, assess, and improve patient outcomes. He/she will ensure that all registered nurses, advance practice nurses, and licensed practical nurses are licensed, certified, and/or registered upon employment, and thereafter. The ADPCS and other service leaders participate with leaders from the Executive Leadership Team, management, medical staff, clinical areas, and administrative areas in strategic planning and decision-making processes.

    The ADPCS participates fully in upper-level management decisions to speak on behalf of nursing and other hospital administration issues and is a member of all Medical Center-level Councils and Committees that govern and influence the operations of the health care system, such as the Executive Leadership Council, Patient Centered Cared Board, Resource Management Board, and the Veteran and Family Advisory Council. The incumbent is fully involved in strategic planning with the VISN 20 Network Director and nationally.

    Additional duties include but are not limited to:

    • Forecasts, monitors, allocates, and manages the Medical Center budget, in collaboration with the leadership team
    • Analyzes competing demands for resources and consistently makes efficient resource allocation decisions accordingly
    • Assigns outcome-focused performance goals to service chiefs/managers, cascading overarching performance contract elements to appropriate program areas
    • Establishes and promotes an atmosphere of unity and teamwork through cooperation and integration of clinical/administrative roles, a high level of productivity, customer satisfactions, staff satisfactions, and strong communication channels
    • Develops medical center-wide patient care programs, policies, and procedures that describe how patients' nursing care needs are assessed, evaluated, and met
    • Establishes efficient organizational structures and mechanisms to address nursing issues and assure uniform standards of nursing care across all sites of the medical center
    • Establishes policies and procedures that support the operations of the Medical Center and result in comparable care for patients
    • Implements an effective, ongoing program to measure, assess, and improve the quality of nursing care delivered to all patients
    • Establishes appropriate nursing/patient ratios based on demonstrated workload and determines appropriate skill mix to provide quality, cost-effective patient care
    • Establishes systems for recruitment and selection, licensure/certification, verification, orientation, accurate functional statements, and staff competencies for nursing staff
    • Ensures proper and timely procedures are followed to report licensed health care professionals to State Licensing Boards when a licensed health care professional's behavior or clinical practice so substantially fails to meet generally-accepted standards of clinical practice
    • Successfully transitions new hires into the position by promptly communicating performance elements and standards within applicable timeframes, providing ongoing feedback and coaching, and making appropriate use of the probationary period to assess the employee's ability to perform
    • Establishes results-oriented plans with subordinate employees with cascaded goals within 30 days of the beginning of the performance appraisal cycles
    • Completes and communicates performance appraisals, measured against performance standards
    • Identifies and addresses specific, performance-related deficiencies with the employee in a timely manner
    • Appropriately recognizes and rewards employee's contributions and performance in accordance with policy
    • Works closely with Human Resources Management Office for recruitment activities, conduct issues, performance and all other personnel matters
    Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
    Financial Disclosure Report: Required
    Recruitment/Relocation Incentives: May be authorized for highly qualified candidates. PCS Reimbursement of relocation expenses is NOT authorized for this announcement.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position occasionally

    Supervisory status

    Yes

    Promotion Potential

    None

  • Job family (Series)

    0610 Nurse

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/580047200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.